Consultant will work on the largest government infrastructure project in Oman
Cluttons has been appointment property consultant to Oman Airports Management Company as part of the multi-billion dollar project to expand Muscat International Airport.
The government has undertaken a $3bn project to build two new airports in Muscat and Salalah plus a number of regional domestic airports, as part of Oman’s national development plan.
The expansion is one of the largest infrastructure projects to be undertaken by the government in terms of its value and size.
Cluttons Middle East chief executive officer Ian Gladwin said this was one of the most exciting commercial developments to be announced in the Sultanate.
Philip Paul, head of Cluttons’ Oman office, said: “This will be a lengthy and in-depth analysis process after which we will be working with the airport’s selected land use planner ‘Planport’ to create the development plan for the 1.8 million m2 of commercial development land which will incorporate the best practices learnt from other ‘airport city’ developments around the world”.
The proposed new terminal at Muscat International Airport is expected to be completed in 2012 and have the capacity to handle 12 million passengers annually.
Further expansions are planned in three subsequent phases, which will ultimately boost the airport’s capacity to 48 million passengers.
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